Monitoring Awarding Bodies

Qualifications Wales undertakes a range of monitoring activities to ensure compliance with the conditions placed on awarding bodies.

How do we monitor?

Awarding bodies are responsible for the quality of their qualifications and delivery activities.  Qualifications Wales, as the regulator, holds them to account.

At the level of the awarding body, we use a range of monitoring techniques to check that their activities are appropriate and ensure compliance with conditions of recognition. These may include responding to specific concerns, auditing against compliance, requiring and/or reviewing self-assessment activities or conducting thematic reviews.

Each year we will develop a programme of monitoring activities and will provide information about this to awarding bodies.

At the level of specific qualifications we also monitor approved qualifications, such as Welsh-specification GCSEs and A levels, to ensure they are awarded at the right standard, so that learners, parents, carers and teachers can have confidence in the grades. We work with other UK qualifications regulators in the monitoring of standards for other GCSEs and A levels.

Publications

Monday 21 September, 2015
Author: Qualifications Wales

Additional Certificate Requirements (351.0 KB)

Monday 30 May, 2011
Author: Qualifications Wales

GCSE, GCE, Principal Learning and Project Code of Practice (668.8 KB)

This document replaces GCSE, GCE, Principal Learning and Project Code of Practice (April 2010). Awarding organisations and other interested parties should note that this code of practice and any future revisions will appear on the websites of the regulators of external qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (‘the regulators’). It will be reviewed by Qualifications Wales in due course. For further information please contact us.
Saturday 30 June, 2012
Author: Qualifications Wales

GCSE, GCE, Principal Learning and Project Code of Practice - addendum (27.7 KB)

Addendum to the GCSE, GCE, Principal Learning and Project Code of Practice May 2011
Thursday 29 June, 2017
Author: Qualifications Wales

Qualifications Regulatory document list 27 06 2017 (371.3 KB)

Tuesday 21 June, 2016
Author: Qualifications Wales

Qualification and Component Levels (328.0 KB)

Tuesday 4 July, 2017
Author: Qualifications Wales

Additional Standard Conditions of Recognition for GCSE / GCE qualifications (794.7 KB)

July 2017
Wednesday 29 March, 2017
Author: Qualifications Wales

Standard Conditions of Recognition (560.0 KB)

Updated March 2017